Teachers can bring real-world industry to their class this fall with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge. By participating in this free three-hour virtual challenge, students experience the power of coding while uncovering how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer orders. As an extension to the challenge, Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to CoderZ’s virtual robotics learning modules to 1,000 Title I teachers (reaching more than 100,000 students) this school year. Interested teachers (grades 4–12) can apply at AmazonFutureEngineer.com. They will then have access to the course of their choice for six months for up to 150 students. Teachers may request to use different courses for different classes if they teach varied grade or ability levels.
Calcflow, powered by Matryx on STEAM, lets students explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment. Essentially it allows them to visualize mathematical concepts in a completely new way.
The Bill & MelindaGates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.